A DIANELLA resident is calling on Bunnings to place a theft warning sign outside its Morley branch after his bicycle worth $3000 was stolen last week.
Itzhak Glazer said his silver Yukon bicycle, which had a $600 electric motor, was stolen from the bike racks outside Bunnings between 4.45pm and 5.10pm on November 13.
“I locked it up with the best lock but they cut the wire off,” he said.
“I told the manager to put a sign to let people know it is dangerous to put bikes here.
“The manager said Bunnings could not do anything because it happened outside of the warehouse.”
Bunnings state operations manager Ryan Baker said Bunnings was sorry to hear about the unfortunate incident that occurred in their carpark.
“We encourage all customers to securely lock their bikes when leaving them in a public place and are happy to support the customer and the police in whatever way we can,” he said.
Mr Glazer said he reported the incident to Morley Police the next day as the station was closed on the day.
Morley Police officer-in-charge Tony Vuleta said police were still inquiring into the incident and were looking for the bike.
“We have a witness description – it was a male, aged between 20 and 30 years of age, black T-shirt and short black cropped hair,” he said.
“There is no security vision at the scene.”
Senior Sergeant Vuleta said stealing of push bikes was an “opportune” type of crime.
“Stolen bikes are of a regular occurrence; we would probably get a couple a week in big areas like Morley, Yokine and Dianella,” he said.
“We do get quite a number of reports of people leaving their garage doors open and people going in and taking bikes straight out of their garage.”
Call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.